Formerly known as Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, the Sultanpur National Park is a paradise for bird watchers. It houses around 250 species of local and migratory birds. The park is ideal for birding and a large flock of birds migrates here to pass the winters. Migratory birds come here from the far lands of Europe, Siberia, and Central Asia because of the cold temperatures, frozen lakes and snow-covered grounds in those regions.Every year more than 100 migratory bird species arrive at Sultanpur in search of feeding grounds and to pass the winter. Birds start migrating here from September. They rest here till March- April before flying away. Hence the best time to visit the park is between December and February. Efforts are made to plant more trees which are ideal and favorable for the birds and give them the right habitat to live.
The Sultanpur Jheel is as old as almost 100 years and since then it has been a habitat for various birds. The Jheel was given the status of a Sanctuary on 2nd April 1971 by the Punjab Wildlife Preservation Act, 1959. However, the park got the status of National Park on 5th July, under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
The National Park is located at Sultanpur which is 15 km from Gurugram and 50 km from Delhi. One can reach the park through the local transportations easily available or can hire a taxi or rent a car. Taxi and buses from the airport are available to take one to the Park. One can also take a metro from New Delhi to Huda City Centre Gurugram and from their local conveyance to the park.
Facilities in the Park
The park is well equipped with the amenities for the convenience of the visitors. There are facilities for proper and safe parking, filtered drinking water, clean bathrooms and a separate park in the reserve, especially for children. The park officials have also made arrangements regarding guest house where the visitors can stay overnight.
Highlights of the Park
Apart from gazing at the birds, one can take a tour at the library inside the park itself. The library has a collection of films, slides, and binoculars making the bird watching experience more interesting. There is also an education and interpretation center open for visitors. For better views, four watchtowers are situated at different points.
How to Reach – Take local conveyance from Airport or Metro Station
Best Season to Visit – December to February
Sultanpur National Park Timings – 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM (The Park Remains closed on Tuesdays)
Entry Fees – Rs. 5/- Per Person, Rs. 2/– For Children and For Foreigner Rs. 40/-
Sultanpur National Park Address:- Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Road, Sultanpur, Gurugram, Haryana 122006
Phone/Helpline Number:- 089015 54731